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This unit aims to provide learners with introductory knowledge of principles of food safety. It is intended primarily for use as an introductory course for front-of-house, temporary and part-time food handler staff working in the catering and hospitality industries. It covers the basic food safety and personal hygiene considerations that should support the safe preparation and service of foods to the general public. It is relevant to commercial, not-for-profit and volunteer settings.

QUALIFI Level 1 Award in Food Safety Essentials (AFS1SFG2013)
Accredited by QUALIFI
QUALIFI is a UK Awarding Organisation regulated by OFQUAL

Award ReferenceAFS1SFG2013 
Award TypeEndorsed Award with equivalence at QCF Level 1 
Guided Learning Hours6-8 hours
Level 1
Credit value1
AssessmentMultiple choice examination (online)
DeliveryVideo and text online with tutor support 
Launched (review)2013 (2019) 

This unit introduces candidates to basic food safety principles and good practices necessary to operate safely on entry to the catering or hospitality industry. Candidates will discover key concepts such as how bacterial growth occurs, the importance of good temperature control in preparing cooking and storing food safely, and an understanding of the importance of good personal hygiene.
Candidates will understand how to play their part in controlling and limiting basic risks to food safety and how to protect the general public from harm. Successful completion and achievement will enable new staff to operate safely from their first shift.

There are no prerequisites for this award. It is advised that learners have a minimum of Level 1 in English and Maths or equivalent.

QUALIFI Level 2 Award in Food Safety in Catering (AFS2SFG2012)

This award is made up of one mandatory unit. Candidates must successfully complete the assessment for the unit via online multi-choice examination to achieve the award. The award can be gain as a free standing unit qualification or as part of a wider programme of learning.

This award is assessed via a 20 question multiple-choice examination, tested online and with a guide completion time of 40 minutes. Successful candidates must answer a minimum of 16 questions out of 20 correctly (80%). Following assessment, the assessment result will be provided to the candidate, and certificates for those who are successful are generated and provided electronically.

This award is provided for delivery to learners aged 16+ yrs.

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